Students are consistently placed with prominent organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Adobe, Overstock.com, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Those who pursue a doctoral degree have gone onto schools like Duke, Texas A&M, UNC – Chapel Hill, U.C. Santa Cruz, and Virginia Tech.
All admitted students receive teaching or research assistantships. Some students will receive full tuition awards. Financial aid is also available.
The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:1. Faculty members in the Department of Statistics carry out a rich variety of research programs. Research emphases include Bayesian methods, environmental and spatial statistics, reliability of industrial and computing processes, statistical genetics and bio-informatics, mixed models and longitudinal data, data mining, chemometrics, actuarial methods, design and analysis of experiments, and issues in statistical computation. In addition to these general areas, more specific research interests for individual faculty are listed in the faculty section immediately following the course descriptions.